Divergent Series: Insurgent

Divergent Series: Insurgent

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The story begins three days after the assault on Abnegation by Jeanine’s mind-controlled Dauntless soldiers. Eric and his platoon search through the wreckage of Abnegation for a box of unknown origin that contains the symbols for each faction. They recover the box and take it to Erudite. Jeanine claims it contains data from the city’s founders and the means to end the Divergence problem. Only a Divergent can open the box, so she orders all Divergents hunted down and captured.

Tris, Four, Peter, and Caleb hide within the Amity compound. Soon after, Eric and his fleet arrive to test all the occupants for Divergence. Peter gives up the group’s location as Tris, Four, and Caleb escape and board a train headed into Factionless territory. A fight ensues with the Factionless aboard the train. Four reveals his true name, Tobias Eaton, to the Factionless, who reply that they have been searching for him.

Four, Tris and Caleb are given safe passage into the heart of Factionless. There, Tris and Caleb discover that Factionless’ leader is Four’s mother, Evelyn Johnson-Eaton. Evelyn suggests that Dauntless and Factionless should join their forces against Erudite. The next morning, the three leave Factionless for Candor to meet up with the remaining Dauntless. During the trek, Caleb tells Tris that he cannot continue with them and goes in a different direction.

Divergent Series: Insurgent - Shailene Woodley

Upon arrival at Candor, Tris and Four are arrested and brought before Jack Kang, the Candor’s leader, who doesn’t believe that Jeanine would go so far as to fraudulently accuse Tris and Four of attacking Abnegation. Four tries to reason with Jack, inquiring about the fairness of a trial in Erudite as opposed to one in Candor, and requests the trial be conducted in Candor with the use of truth serum. During the trial, Tris tearfully admits her guilt in shooting and killing Will, which angers Christina.

Candor is then attacked by Dauntless traitors led by Eric, and many people are shot with new simulation serum. Tris and Uriah, who is also revealed to be Divergent, are captured by Eric. Eric tests Tris and discovers that Tris’ Divergence is 100%, making her the perfect subject to open the box. They are then rescued by Four and Candor. Eric is taken into custody and Four executes him.

Back at Erudite, Jeanine, frustrated that none of the Divergent subjects have survived the simulation to open the box, is approached by Peter, who pledges his loyalty to Erudite. Peter suggests the best way to get Tris to surrender is to play with her humanity.

Still among the Factionless, Four reluctantly agrees with Evelyn that war is inevitable and that they need to prepare. The long-term sim serum is activated by Jeanine, causing Marlene, Christina, and Hector to stand on a ledge repeatedly chanting that Tris Prior must turn herself in or more death will follow, as they step closer and closer to the edge. Tris and Tori climb the sides as fast as they can and rescue two of the three, but Marlene plunges to her death. Overcome by guilt, Tris decides to turn herself in. She spends the night with Four and they have sex. Afterwards Tris quietly slips away.

The Divergent Series: Insurgent is a science fiction adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy, written by Veronica Roth. It is the sequel to the 2014 film Divergent and the second installment in The Divergent Series, produced by Lucy Fisher, Pouya Shabazian and Douglas Wick, with a screenplay by Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback. Robert Schwentke took over from Neil Burger as director, with Burger serving as the executive producer of the film. Along with the first film’s returning cast, the sequel features supporting actors Octavia Spencer, Naomi Watts, Suki Waterhouse, Rosa Salazar, Daniel Dae Kim, Jonny Weston, Emjay Anthony, and Keiynan Lonsdale.

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Divergent Series: Insurgent

Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Maggie Q, Octavia Spencer, Ashley Judd, Zoë Kravitz
Screenplay by: Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman
Production Design by: Alec Hammond
Cinematography by: Florian Ballhaus
Film Editing by: Stuart Levy, Nancy Richardson
Costume Design by: Louise Mingenbach
Set Decoration by: Kathy Lucas
Music by: Joseph Trapanese
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense violence and action throughout, some sensuality, thematic elements and brief language.
Studio: Lionsgate Films, Summit Entertainment
Release Date: March 20, 2015

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